Thursday, 30 April 2009

A personal word....

Theresa Joan Burkett
1938 - 2009

Regular readers of this blog will know that during the past year my postings have been somewhat irregular. This has been mainly due to the long illness of my partner, Terry. Some of my regular readers know that Terry has been suffering from advanced Alzheimer's Disease for several years now. She finally lost her battle last Saturday when she passed away surrounded by her family and friends. I would like to thank those who have continually sent me their support and best wishes and those who were unaware of the circumstances for their patience and for staying with the blog when nothing seemed to be happening.

4 comments:

Cerpts said...

As you know, you've been in my thoughts and prayers and I can only tell you once again how sorry I am for your loss. I want to thank you for posting a photo of Terry for all of us who never had the opportunity to meet her. My deepest and most heartfelt sympathies.

Terry Frost said...

Sal and I both send our deepest sympathies. It's inadequate to say let us know if there's anything we can do, we're on the other side of the planet, but our thoughts are with you. Take care and look after yourself, please.

Mild Colonial Boy, Esq. said...

May I offer you my deepest condolences for your loss. Words are inadequate at times such as these, but may I say that I shall be praying for you and your partner.

From the Lutheran Book of Prayer by Benjamin Kurtz:

"O Almighty God, with whom do live the spirits of just men made perfect, after they are delivered from their earthly prisons, we humbly commend the soul of this thy servant into thy hands, most humbly beseeching thee that it may be precious in thy sight. Wash it, we pray thee, in the blood of that Immaculate Lamb that was slain to take away the sins of the world; that whatsoever defilements it may have contracted in the midst of this miserable and sinful world, being purged and done away, it may be presented pure and without spot before thee. And teach us who survive, in this and every other spectacle of mortality to see how frail and uncertain our own condition is; and so to number our days that we may seriously apply our hearts to that holy and heavenly wisdom, whilst we live here, which may in the end bring us to life everlasting through the merits of Jesus Christ, Thine only Son, Our Lord. Amen"

Weaverman said...

Many thanks to you for your kind words at this difficult time, they are much appreciated by myself and Terry's son. Hopefully the blog will be back to normal within a month. Again, thankyou for your continued loyalty to the Fleapit.